Sugar Crusted Meltaway Cookies

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Valerie Johnson

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@ValerieJ

This is my favorite holiday/special occasion cookie and it is DELISH! Everyone with whom I've shared these cookies loves them.

My personal variation to this recipe is to add 1 tablespoon of orange liqueur or triple sec to the orange juice. I also use mini-chocolate chips.

This recipe comes from the Pillsbury Bake-off Cookbook (1984), 31st Bake-Off contest.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
about 3 dozen cookies
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
20 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp
    grated orange peel
  • 1/4 c
    orange juice
  • 1/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp
    salt
  • 3/4 c
    butter, softened (or margarine)
  • 1 Tbsp
    water
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 6 oz pkg
    semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 c
    finely chopped nuts
  • ·
    granulated sugar (for rolling cookies)

How to Make Sugar Crusted Meltaway Cookies

Step-by-Step

  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees
  2. In small bowl combine orange peel and orange juice; set aside.
  3. In large bowl cream 1/4 cup sugar, salt, butter, water and vanilla.
  4. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Stir in flour, chocolate chips and nuts; mix well.
  5. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  6. Bake at 325 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until firm to touch. Remove from cookie sheets; cool completely.
  7. Strain orange juice mixture. Dip cookies in orange juice; roll in sugar. Allow to dry to form sugar shell.

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About Sugar Crusted Meltaway Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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